Seacoast United Goalkeeper School (SUGS) is one of our most specialized and innovative individual development programs. It focuses on the growth of goalkeepers at a variety of age and skill levels.
Seacoast United’s Goalkeeper School will focus on technical, tactical, psychological, and physical aspects of the position. Among the technical topics covered: Techniques of correct footwork, catching, receiving, deflecting, tipping, parrying, punching, collapse & extension diving, and distribution. Goalkeepers will learn how to deal with breakaways, crosses and how to demonstrate correct foot skills with regard to the back pass rule.
Tactically, goalkeepers will learn about organizing their defense, controlling their area, starting attacks, game restarts, in-game positioning, organizing the defense, and establishing correct tempo of play.
Mentally, goalkeepers will learn how to be a leader, how to remain positive, how to stay focused and concentrate, and how to analyze their performance.
Physically, goalkeepers will learn about strength and conditioning, nutrition, keeper-specific fitness, flexibility, and power.
Seacoast is proud to have helped more than 50 keepers achieve their dream of playing collegiate soccer, 20 of whom have played at the Division 1 level, including schools such as Duke, Virginia, Boston College, Stanford and Northeastern. In addition many other have starred for dozens of local high schools.
We offer SUGS classes in two separate locations (Topsham and Gorham). Each location/time is age specific so please be careful to select the correct option.
SUGS will be staffed by an elite and unrivaled group of specialized keeper coaches headed by Seacoast United Maine’s Director of Goalkeeping Martyn Keen
SUGS classes are open to all. There is NO CHARGE for registered 2017/18 Seacoast United premier players but they still need to register to ensure accurate staffing ratios.
For the 2017/18 season, Seacoast United Maine will offer SUGS at:
- Topsham ME
- Gorham ME
Questions? Contact SUSC-Maine’s Director of Goalkeeping Martyn Keen at 207-358-7851 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.